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Green Mountain Derby Dames - Skates & Laces Newsletter, March 2010

Green Mountain Derby Dames - Skates & Laces Newsletter,  March 2010 Waterbury Vermont

posted at 10:41 am Wed Mar 10th, 2010 by (WherezIt_Staff)

In this Issue
:: Upcoming Bout: March Madness March 13th @ 5pm
:: Derby Dames host Burlington City Arts Dance-a- thon

:: Heartbreaker Bout February 20th Recap
:: GMDD B Team's First Bout of season against Ottawas Riot Squad
:: New Section: Words From the Dames!

Upcoming GMDD Events

Friday, March 12th @5pm
PEP Rally for GMDD with 101.3's Freakin' Friday at Franny O's
Join the Dames the night before each bout!

Saturday, March 13th @5pm
March Madness Bout versus Central NY Roller Derby's Uttica Clubbers
@ the Champlain Valley Exposition

Saturday, April 10th @5pm
Home Bout at the Champlain Valley Exposition

Saturday, April 17th 6-11pm
Burlington Dance-A-Thon @ Memorial Auditorium
Dance it up with the Dames to support the Arts!

March Madness Bout
GMDD vs Central NY Roller Derby's Utica Clubbers
March 13th, 5pm
Champlain Valley Expo

Tickets on sale NOW at

Hard Hitting Roller Derby Sports Action
BEER Garden
Kids Games & Mascots
50/50 Raffle. Live DJ.

The Dames are proud to donate a portion of the proceeds from this bout to the King Street Youth Center.

The Green Mountain Derby Dames are excited to help host the Burlington City Arts Dance-a-thon this year!

The Dance-A-Thon is a fundraiser for Burlington City Arts and a celebration of the individuals in our community who help make our efforts possible. Teams and individuals raise money in the weeks leading up to the Da...nce-A-Thon to be sponsored to dance. The Dance-a-thon is a way to show your support for BCA and help raise funds and awareness for our children's art education programs.

For more information on the event, including how to start your own fundraising page, please check out:

To donate to the Green Moutain Derby Dames dance-a-thon fundraising page, please visit:

I Love I Love I Love I Love My Calendar Girls

The Dames of GMDD show their presence in the VT community in this campy, fun, 12-month calendar.
Don't miss out on your chance to see the dames EVERY month of the year and have your favorite skater autograph the back or their picture!
Our Price: $5. Available at the March Madness bout!
Proceeds benefit the 2010 Bouting Season.

If each of our fans donated just $1, we could raise over $2,000 for children's art programs in Vermont!

GMDD 72 vs. NH Skate Free or Die 79
Heartbreaker Bout
February 20, 2010

GMDD hosted New Hampshire's Skate Free or Die for the first time in a sell out season opener February 20th at the Champlain Valley Exposition. Music was provided by Supersounds and a packed beer garden went through more beer in one half of the game then has ever been sold at the Expo. A portion of the proceeds and 50/50 raffle benefited Women Helping Battered Women in this true Heartbreaker of a bout that ended with NH winning 79 to 72 in overtime.

The teams were well matched and from the start of the game the points inched up pretty evenly until a pull away double grand slam towards the end of the half by GMDD's Star Slayer. The teams headed to the lockers at the half with GMDD leading NH 45 to 28.
A few jams into the half GMDD had expanded their lead 52 to 32. Jammer penalties on the GMDD side and great jamming by NH brought them back slowly throughout the half until they were leading GMDD by just 2 points going into the last jam in regulation. Basher Barbie was able to get lead jammer, thanks to great blocking by the GMDD, and pulled out 3 points before calling the jam to win the game! But wait... a back blocking call after the last whistle subtracted her last point AND sent Barbie to the box as the clock read 0:00 with a score of 69 to 69.

Both jammers started in the box in this overtime "Jam off" that was certainly confusing for the crowd. In summary, at the end of the tied bout, both Jammers were in the penalty box. NHRD's jammer entered the penalty box first so she left first and GMDD's jammer left 10 seconds after. It occurred that BOTH jammers ultimately entered the pack AT THE SAME TIME. The NHRD jammer had to complete a full lap to enter the pack, while the GMDD jammer had only to exit the penalty box, skate about 10 feet and then enter the pack herself. Both jammers then commenced their first pass at the same time. Scoring begins immediately in a tie breaker Jam. Ultimately, both jammers were sent to the box again, but after the final four whistles blew, the GMDD score was recorded as 72 and the NHRD score had made it to 79 win the game. The Dames of Green Mountain are certainly looking forward to a rematch in the future!

Thank you to all of our wonderful fans for coming out to see us at our season opener! Your encouragement and support was energizing to your favorite team! WE LOVE YOU! See you at the next home bout March 13th!

GMDD B Team traveled to Ottawa to face the Riot Squad

The Green Mountain Derby Dames B Team traveled to Ottawa in February for their season opener against the Rideau Valley Riot Squad in a sold out bout. Great jams, hard hits, and fast jammers kept the game interesting right up to the end. Both teams skated hard and smart but it was Riot Squad's jammers who really tore up the track to secure a 128 to 88 final score at game's end.

Words from your Dames!
What do you like about Derby?

"No matter what is happening in my life as soon as I lace on my skates my head clears and I'm completely focused on the game and my teammates. There's just too much happening on the track to be distracted by other things."

-Xena D. Cryme #420

"All the people I've made friends with and the new people I meet all the time. Everyone involved with this sport is so fun and interesting. ..(and of course I LOVE the SKATES)!!"

-Holly Handgrenade #MK2

"My derby likes/loves are of course the extended family that I now have. I love the feeling of being in a pack and part of a team, I love the roar of the crowd and the high packed adrenaline rush that comes with every bout! The great sense of pride after a scrimmage or bout when all the items we work so hard on in practice come together!

Yeah, and I feel all this without even having the chance to get out on the track for a real bout! lol. I love my derby team, I love the fans, the game but most of all I LOVE being a Green Mountain Derby Dame!!"

-Tuffy Magilicutty #42

"Even though we all hit each other 3x a week, we all get along and have beers after!"

- Ramona Rampage #218

"Roller Derby is athletic, competitive, and empowering yet fun-loving, friendly and team oriented."
-Cajun Crusher #10

"I love having a place where I can channel all my inappropriate aggressions, appropriately. Staying out of jail is fun and healthy!"
-The Atomic Muffin #8

"Hitting. Plus, the fact that there are 30 women here and about 10,000+ women worldwide as obsessed with Derby as I am."

-Dykotomous Free #9.82

Thanks for your support on and off the track, VT!
and come shake it for finger paints on April 17th!

Relevant Address(es):
Essex Junction, VT 05452 (Set as Local)
Burlington, VT 05401 (Set as Local)
Waterbury, VT 05676 (Set as Local)

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